HTC A16 Spotted Ahead MWC 2016; HTC M10 Leaks Again

HTC A16 Spotted Ahead MWC 2016; HTC M10 Leaks Again

HTC’s upcoming flagship, believed to be dubbed One M10, alongside a new A-series smartphone, the A16, has been spotted in leaked images. The leaked images have been posted by prolific phone tipster Evan Blass (aka @evleaks), and show the handsets in separate posts. While HTC has been tipped in the past not be launching its flagship at MWC 2016, it may launch the A16 smartphone instead.

Blass on Saturday the shared an image of the HTC A16 (seen above). It’s worth noting that we are hearing about the handset first time. Blass apart from sharing the image of the A16 smartphone also said on Twitter, “Tomorrow’s news, yesterday: HTC A16,” which somehow hints that the Taiwanese maker can unveil the handset soon. No other details about the A16 were shared.

Looking at the leaked HTC A16 image however, we see that it is not similar to the recently unveiled HTC One A9, the smartphone the company said would be the design inspiration for future models in the One and Desire series of handsets. It features a big camera sensor on the left side of the back panel, and not in the centre, and is also missing the home button seen on the One A9. It also appears to feature HTC’s BoomSound stereo speakers. The name itself is under question, as HTC used the ‘One’ moniker with its previous A-Series smartphone, the One A9 – it follows that if HTC launches the phone, it will probably be called the HTC One A16.

Blass separately shared the image of the HTC One M10 (seen below) in White colour variant. Previously, Blass shared an image of the One M10 in Black colour. This means that the smartphone may launch in Black and White colours apart from other colours. In the leaked image, the purported One M10 smartphone (also rumoured to be codenamed Perfume) is seen featuring design that looks strikingly similar to the HTC One A9, which launched last year.

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This is not surprising, as the company last year had revealed its intentions to bring the One A9’s design philosophy to other phones. The biggest noticeable difference in the One M10 however is the large front camera sensor. Much like the One A9, the One M10 is seen sporting a home button right below the display. The fingerprint scanner is also expected to be embedded into the home button. Corroborating an earlier leak, the One M10 in the image is seen to be ditching the dual front speakers powered by BoomSound.

Previous reports have suggested that HTC may opt not to launch its next flagship at the MWC event in Barcelona considering there will a lot of companies showcasing their new products. HTC instead wasrumoured to launch its HTC One M10 in the US in the week of May 9. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

HTC One M10 Camera Details, Launch Date Tipped

HTC One M10 Camera Details, Launch Date Tipped

Another day, another leak for the upcoming HTC One M10 flagship smartphone has hit the Internet. This time tipsters have given details on the handset’s camera and the launch date.

According to LlabTooFer, a developer turned reliable HTC tipster, the HTC One M10 will be sporting a 12-megapixel Sony IMX377 camera sensor, with 1.55um pixel size, laser autofocus, and phase detection auto focus (PDAF) at the back. The front-facing 5-megapixel UltraPixel camera will be powered by Samsung s5k4e6 sensor. It is worth mentioning that the rear camera sensor is the same as the one used in one of the top-rated Android smartphones – the Nexus 6P.

HTC flagship smartphones have not gained much popularity when it comes to their camera quality. The Taiwanese tech firm even tried its luck with the ‘UltraPixel’ camera technology. However, if the rumour is any indication, the One M10 might have one of the best cameras in the smartphone market.

Evan Blass, another popular tipster, has tweeted about the smartphone’s launch date. According to him, the upcoming HTC One M10 will be launching in the US in the week of May 9. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet.

A report from last month indicated that HTC would not be launching its One M10 at the upcoming MWC 2016 trade show.

Until now, we’ve heard the handset will be featuring a 5.2-inch QHD resolution display along with theQualcomm Snapdragon 820 and a fingerprint scanner. Also tipped is that the smartphone will be running Sense 8.0 skin on top of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

HTC One M10 supposedly leaked in an image suggesting a design similar to the company’s HTC One A9 smartphone.

HTC to Preload Keeper Security Password Manager in Upcoming Smartphones

HTC to Preload Keeper Security Password Manager in Upcoming Smartphones

HTC on Tuesday announced that it has partnered with Keeper Security, the maker of Keeper password manager and digital vault app, to give enhanced password security to its users. HTC adds that the application will come pre-installed in select HTC models this year. Users will get the option to choose the premium or the free version.

The Keeper app will not only store the ID and passwords for an account, but will also recommend stronger passwords and will be able to autofill login credentials across “native applications and browsers”.

Users will be prompted to sign up for Keeper when they reach at the login screen of a website or native application. They can simply click at the embedded ‘snackbar’ on the login screen to activate their Keeper account.

“Smartphones are the unified devices for online access. Convenience, security and privacy are all major concerns for mobile users. With Keeper, HTC customers can access their apps, sites and private information quickly and at the same time, feel safe knowing their passwords, photos and private information are secure in their Keeper vault,” said Keeper Security CEO and Co-Founder, Darren Guccione. “HTC is one of the world’s leading mobile brands. We are proud to partner with them on their mobile security initiatives.”

“Providing security on our devices is a top priority to ensure an optimal customer experience,” said Paavan Avadhanula, AVP of Corporate Development and Partnership with HTC. “Our partnership with Keeper will help protect our customers and make good password management easier than ever.”

Although HTC has not yet specified which future smartphones will come with Keeper app pre-installed, it is likely the company’s upcoming flagship, the HTC One M10 aka Perfume, might be the first in line. Rumours indicate the smartphone to launch in the US in the week of May 9. Nothing has been confirmed as of yet.